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Indigenous Partnerships

Golder has a long history of working with Indigenous communities across North America. We are committed to working in ways that are welcoming and culturally aware, to ensure all Indigenous Peoples who work with Golder feel acknowledged and respected while doing business with the company.

This commitment is driven by our core values of excellence, caring, and integrity, and our responsibility to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships in the communities where we work. Golder extends opportunities to Indigenous people and businesses to contribute to local projects. We develop partnerships that empower communities to influence how natural resources development affects their economy, community, and environment.

Golder is currently a minority shareholder in five Indigenous environmental and engineering companies in Canada:


Haneshe is a Dene word that symbolizes the renewal of life. Based in northeastern Alberta, the company offers a comprehensive range of environmental services to the oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure sectors. Haneshe integrates technical excellence and indigenous values to deliver sustainable, innovative solutions.

Kēyeh Nejéh Golder Corporation (KNG)

“Kēyeh Nejéh” means “Healing the Land” in Kaska, and these words describe the founding principle of the joint venture between Golder Associates Ltd. and the Liard First Nation Development Corporation. KNG is based in Whitehorse and focuses on engineering, contracting, and environmental projects within the territory of the Kaska Nation, in southeastern Yukon and northern British Columbia.

IMG-Golder Corporation

IMG-Golder is an environmental consulting company jointly owned by Inuvialuit business partners and Golder Associates Ltd. Located in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, IMG-Golder is proud to employ highly trained, permanent and temporary staff from the community of Inuvik, and offers environmental and engineering services to private and public sector clients in the Canadian north.

Maskwa Golder Environmental Ltd.

Maskwa Golder is an Indigenous-owned company based in Hay River, Northwest Territories. The company offers consulting services in geotechnical engineering and biological sciences for the oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, and contaminated lands markets in northern Canada. Maskwa is committed to supporting capacity-building by training and hiring local Indigenous people for their projects.

CLAW Environmental Services Inc.

Headquartered in the Nation’s Capital, CLAW specializes in environmental services to Indigenous communities. As an Indigenous-owned company, CLAW prides itself on working with communities and clients to achieve a sustainable future. CLAW’s vision is to provide world-class environmental solutions that create synergy between Indigenous values and current environmental needs.

Visit our Contact section to get in touch with the firms listed above. 

For more information, contact:
Jolain Foster (Calgary, Canada)
National Indigenous Relations Leader
Tel. +1(403) 513-3568